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February 18, 2005
VIVA! Garden for Schools is sending out 25 percent more plants in 2005 than in 2004. With more corporate sponsorship, more greenhouse grower support and help from The Home Depot on getting the word out, Garden for Schools is well on its way to reach...
February 18, 2005
After being headquartered in Alexandria, Va., for more than 20 years, the Society of American Florists (SAF) has decided to construct a new building that is approximately triple the height of the current headquarters, according to an article in The...
February 18, 2005
The Board of Directors of FloraStar recently met in Colorado to visit the research and trialing facilities at Colorado State University at Fort Collins. During the Board meeting, Gary Hudson assumed the position of executive director from Mike...
February 11, 2005
Speedling 2005 Pack Trials Update Speedling is pleased to announce that it will be the host for a new participant in the 2005 Pack Trials: Northern Innovators Inc. Northern Innovators is a British Columbia firm that provides a variety of...
February 11, 2005
The latest addition to the Featured Creatures Web site is a publication on the orange spiny whitefly, Aleurocanthus spiniferus Quaintance, which is a pest of citrus and a potential pest of ornamentals in Florida. Found in Africa, Australia, the...
February 11, 2005
Invasive species of plants and insects now have a new enemy — NASA satellites. According to an article in Medical News Today, NASA has accepted an invitation to join the National Invasive Species Council (NISC). NASA will be assisting 12 other...
February 11, 2005
Businesses and associations, including RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and CropLife America, recently filed a motion and supporting papers with the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, asking the Court to strike the City of Madison...
February 11, 2005
At the 2005 National Hardware Show, experts from the International RFID Business Association will conduct a seminar, RFID 101, to provide conference attendees with information about the application of RFID in the home improvement retail industry...
February 11, 2005
An expected surge in Valentine’s Day flower purchases this year is proving to be a boon for both South American growers and major shipping companies. Atlanta-based UPS Inc. and Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. are bringing in extra workers and...
February 04, 2005
Horace Hagedorn, founder of Miracle-Gro plant food, former executive and director emeritus of The Scotts Company and beloved philanthropist, died Jan. 31, 2005 at the age of 89 at his home in Long Island, N.Y. Hagedorn was behind the popular...
February 04, 2005
Regenerated Resources LLC, makers of Organic-Gro all-natural fertilizers, has announced that it has agreed to make Lowe’s home improvement stores its exclusive nationwide home improvement center distributor. Organic-Gro fertilizer products are...
February 04, 2005
As the consumer container gardening craze continues, Ball Seed has made it easier for growers, retailers and consumers to take advantage of this new trend with its new Web site, www.plantbynumber.com. Featuring 16 fantastic designs inspired by...
February 04, 2005
Many growers and retailers are just now discovering that the genetic choices for African marigolds are very limited this season. Production difficulties at several seed companies have put tremendous pressure on the supply situation. As a result, the...
February 04, 2005
U.S. Takes Bulbs Off Tariff List After months of worry and speculation about importing bulbs from European Union (EU) to the United States, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) recently took the bulbs off a list that was targeted for...
January 28, 2005
New Name For Integrated Greenhouse Companies A new West Coast-based amalgamation, comprised of a management team and companies in the floriculture market, has been formed to assure the North American horticultural market access to the latest energy-...
January 28, 2005
FloraStar has awarded the compact cyclamen ‘Super Series Wine Red’ F1 by Schoneveld Twello b.v. of The Netherlands a Gold Star. The Super Series is well known for its specific qualities, according to FloraStar. This series offers more than 15...
January 28, 2005
Plants at Work, the foliage industry's educational initiative developed to expand the size and profitability of the interior plant trade, has seen their consistent strategies to create a significant rise in overall interest in the human and...
January 28, 2005
The Arvesta Corporation recently announced the federal registration (state registrations may be pending) of Celero insecticide for control of aphids, whiteflies and mealy bugs in ornamental crops. Celero, a new generation neonicotinoids, is...
January 28, 2005
Proven Winners (PW) and Proven Selections (PS) Perennials containers are now available in a new line of white with purple-imprint. PW and PS Perennials tags also have a purple edge to match the design. Traditional white containers with green imprint...
January 28, 2005
“A previously unknown strain of the tree-killing disease Phytophthora ramorum, more commonly as sudden oak death (SOD), has been found in a nursery in Washington state, a possible mutant child of the fast-spreading pathogen,” asserted a recent...